36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Wendover
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Baker City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
13
Friday Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
14
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then don't miss a visit to Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, and then contemplate the long history of Beehive House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salt Lake City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wendover.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

2
nights
Wendover

Wendover ©
Wendover is a city in Tooele County, Utah, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bonneville Salt Flats. On the 28th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Bonneville Salt Flats. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Historic Wendover Airfield and then try your luck at Resort at Wendover.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Wendover trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Salt Lake City to Wendover in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Wendover

#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Parks

Side Trip

Resort at Wendover
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Bonneville Salt Flats ©
Bonneville Salt Flats
Historic Wendover Airfield ©
Historic Wendover Airfield

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Artist Point. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

Getting from Wendover to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Wendover in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. On the next day, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), relax in the rural setting at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, and then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park holiday app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria, then hike along Bristlecone Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and The Mob Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and make a trip to The Strip.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip tool .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Grant Grove and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Panoramic Point and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then stroll through Partington Cove, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park and then tee off at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Castello di Amorosa and Exploratorium. We've included these beaches for you: Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Bodega Head. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to San Gregorio to see San Gregorio State Beach about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco visit site .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, San Gregorio State Beach, Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Head
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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San Gregorio State Beach ©
San Gregorio State Beach
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Multnomah Falls and International Rose Test Garden. Get some cultural insight at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Oregon Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Mount Hood (in Hood River), Vista House (in Corbett) and Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity). The adventure continues: stroll through Oneonta Gorge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary builder .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Baker City.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Hood, Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Oregon Garden
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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Baker City

Baker City ©
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Leo Adler House Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Baker Heritage Museum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to Sumpter Valley Dredge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baker City online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Portland to Baker City in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Portland in August, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Baker City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Baker City

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sumpter Valley Dredge
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
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Baker Heritage Museum ©
Baker Heritage Museum
Leo Adler House Museum ©
Leo Adler House Museum

2
nights
Friday Harbor

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 24th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Island Studios and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at San Juan Island Distillery, and then relax in the rural setting at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm and Country Store.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Baker City to Friday Harbor with the Route module. Traveling from Baker City in August, you will find days in Friday Harbor are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

San Juan Island Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and Point No Point Lighthouse & Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum of Flight and Snoqualmie Falls. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Friday Harbor in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Snoqualmie Falls
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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